What Would You Like To Be Famous For?

A ground breaking kinetic sculpture was premiered in London, featuring 1,542 answers to the question: “What would you like to be famous for?”
 This unique collaborative project, which was launched globally by The Famous Grouse in August, has seen over twenty countries participate, resulting in thousands of responses from the evocative to the humorous. The […]

New Event: Whisky Birmingham

The organiser of the Birmingham Whisky Club is to launch a festival devoted to the tipple. Amy Seton is hoping the one-day festival, called Whisky Birmingham, will attract new first-time whisky drinkers as well as connoisseurs. The 34-year-old, from Moseley, is a whisky aficionado with a background in marketing and wants the festival next spring […]

WhiskyCompanion 2.10 released for for Android

The makers of the WhiskyCompanion mobile phone app have released a new version for mobile devices using the Android system. WhiskyCompanion for Android is a complete whisky (and whiskey) with more than 18,000 users worldwide. The updated app (version 2.10) has detailed information of more than 2.600 whiskies from 285 distilleries in 21 countries and […]

Ballantine’s commissions tweeting t-shirt

Chivas Brothers’ Ballantine’s has created a t-shirt which allows the wearer to display Twitter and Facebook messages across their chest, as well as share phtos and music. In conjunction with their digital agency and CuteCircuit clothing, which comes complete with a built in camera, headphone jack and LED screen, reports designweek.co.uk. The t-shirt is controlled […]

Al Capone was a fan of Scotch and golf, according to new biography

The infamous gangster Al Capone was a huge fan of Scotch whisky, and travelled to Scotland to explore the possibility of smuggling Scotch into Prohibition-era America, according to a new biography by one of his descendants. While he was here, the man behind the Valentine’s Day Massacre also found time to play a few rounds […]

SMWS delivers whisky news ‘Unfiltered’ to your iPad

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has released a new digital version of their Unfiltered magazine, for use on the iPad. The new magazine app was designed in conjunction with digital publisher Connect Communications. As well as all the content of the print version, the iPad edition includes additional photgraphy,m video and “Easter eggs” – hidden […]

Diageo release Malt Matcher app for Classic Malts

Diageo have released a free app for the iPhone which allows whisky fans to select from their malts range according to favourite region as well as by suitability for different foods and even wines. The Malt Matcher app is also available online, and users have a choice to make a match by food, wine, region […]

iMalt updates Glenglassaugh details

Malt whisky phone app, iMalt, has added its latest update for the application with details of 23 malt whiskies from Glenglassaugh Distillery. Users can add the details to their application through the iTasteNote Cloud service. According to the applications blog, six of the new entries cannot be called whiskies as they are new make spirit, […]

2012 Whisky Bible app released

The latest edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, the 2012, edition has been adapted and released in “app” format for both Apple’s iPhone and for Android mobile devices. The app contains a staggering 4,500 whisky tasting notes, 1,500 of which have been individually tasted and rated by Jim Murray over the past four months. In […]

WhiskyCompanion version 2.00 released for Android

WhiskyCompanion has announced the release of version 2.00 of the Android compatible edition of their mobile application. The developers describe the app as a complete whisky (or whiskey, if you prefer) guide for the curious amateur as well as for the experienced collector. It now comes with detailed information and pictures of more than 2,400 […]

Win Three Signed Bottles of American Whiskey with Master of Malt

Online retailers and independent bottlers Master of Malt are giving American whiskey lovers the chance to win a fantastic prize of three super premium whiskeys from the award-winning Heaven Hill distillery, and each bottle is signed by bourbon legends Craig and Parker Beam (of Jim Beam whiskey fame). Entry couldn’t be simpler either; all you have […]